Main Motorcycle: Tiger Sport
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Peak district
Other Motorcycle: Tiger 800 XRx
Extra Motorcycle: Ariel Huntmaster
DIY saves all the breakages we get by taking a bike to a dealer. Most of the broken components we don't find until later when we do it ourselves. Personally I'v had damaged: Radiator, belly pan, fairing panels, mudguard, seat, it goes on.......Then chains like bowstrings, some fasteners over tightened & some loose, trapped throttle cable that didn't shut off at high speed, had to use kill switch........on & on.
Saying this, I've always taken my bikes to the dealer for the 500 mile service, my logic being if anything serious is going to go pop, it will do in the first few thousand miles, so don't want any arguments over diy/warranty.
Took my T8 in for its 500 & front desk said "we only use fully synthetic oil", I say I don't want full syn until its fully run-in, another 500 at least, he says "Triumph will will void your warranty unless I use full syn". BS! Been caught before by them filling with cheap semi & charging for full syn. Believe nowt & trust nobody is the only way with dealers, I've used several, wouldn't trust any.